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GABRIEL, THEODORE D.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Lori Steffensen
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

2008-10           Courtdale and Larksville

 

Note: Theodore D. Gabriel served as a local preacher.


 

GAIGE, LINDA J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

2004-07           Lounsberry (beginning 8/1/2008)

2007-08           Binghamton Centenary – Chenango Street

 

Note: Linda J. Gaige served as a local preacher.


 

GAISER, JAMES A.

 

Born: 3-7-1914  Oil City PA                                      married: Fleda Zeigler
Died: 10-12-2000  Union Dale PA                             obit: Wyoming Conference 1994, 330

 

1936    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 2001,189

 

1937-39           West Middlesex

1939-43           Girard

1943-47           Westfield NY

1947-50           New Castle

1950                transfer to Pittsburgh Conference

1950-59           Irwin

1959-62           McKeesport

1962-67           superintendent, Washington District

1967                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1967-75           Scranton Elm Park

1975-76           sabbatical leave

1976                retired

 

Note: James A. Gaiser is a brother to Harold Kenfield Gaiser (1904-1971) of the Western New York Conference.  He is the author of the book So We Went around the World.


 

GALLANDORM, GEORGE W.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Katie C. _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

                                                                                    married2: Judi _____

Interment:                                                                   obit2:
Obit:

 

1994-96           Lake Como (beginning 10/1/1994)

1996-99           Stewart Memorial

1999-04           Damascus (beginning 7/15/1999)

2004-10           Sherburne – Smyrna

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 

Note: George M. Gallandorm served as a local preacher.


 

GALLICK, DAVID EDWARD

 

Born:                                                                           married: Colleen _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1988    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference: recommended by Nanticoke

1988    ordained deacon

1991    ordained elder

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

1988-89           student, Lancaster Theological Seminary

1989-92           Plains and Wilkes-Barre Bennett-Derr (ending 1/3/1992)

1992-10           counseling ministry (beginning 1/3/1992)

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change


 

GALLUP, BRUCE J.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Sarah _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

recommended by Old South, Reading MA

1976    ordained deacon

1977    ordained elder

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

1975-78           Lake Ariel

1978-80           associate, Scranton Elm Park

1980-85           Waverly NY

1985-03           Mountaintop Christ

2003-08           on leave

2008                retired

    2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

GALPIN, STEPHEN D.

 

Born: 5-25-1850  Fairfield NY                                   married: Kate Miracle

Died: 6-13-1927  Candor NY                                     obit: Wyoming Conference 1942, 392

 

1885    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1928, 143

 

1885-87           North Tioga

1887-90           Litchfield

1890-93           Harford NY

1893-94           Willet

1894-95           South Danby

1895-98           on leave

1898-99           South Danby

1899-01           Flemingville

1901-04           Danby

1904-06           North Clinton

1906-09           Castle Creek

1909-11           Sanitaria Springs

1911-13           Davenport Center

1913-16           Sidney Center

1916-18           Oakland

1918                retired

 

Note: Some sources report Mrs. Galpin’s maiden name as MERICLE.  A biographical sketch of Stephen D. Galpin appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 326.


 

GAVITT, WILLIAM H.

                                  

Born: 3-4-1833  Springville PA                                  married: Mary Louisa Blakeslee
Died: 12-21-1883  Center Moreland PA                    obit: Wyoming Conference 1933, 162

 

1860    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1862    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Lynn Cemetery, Susquehanna County PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1884, 58

 

1860-61           Gibson

1861-63           Auburn

1863-64           Paupack

1864-66           chaplain, US Army

1866-68           South Danby

1868-70           Hornbrook

1870-71           Shepherd’s Creek

1871-72           Caroline

1872-74           Harpursville

1874-77           Greene

1877-80           Clifford

1880-82           Sterling

1882-83           Northmoreland

 

Note:  A brief biography of William H. Gavitt appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 186.


 

GENDALL, FRANCIS

                                  

Born: 1-28-1845  Trigaminion, Cornwall ENG          married: Grace Bolitho White
Died: 8-26-1902  Peckville PA                                   obit: Wyoming Conference 1924, 137

 

1864    local preacher’s license, England

1868    license, England

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1903, 100

 

1867-68           Redruth and Camborne

1868-70           Scilly Isles mission

1870-71           Truro

1871-73           on leave, moves to America

1873-74           Beach Lake, Wyoming Conference

1874                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1874-76           South Canaan

1876-79           Waymart

1879-81           Peckville

1881-84           Newton

1884-85           Nanticoke

1885-88           Waverly and Clark’s Green

1888-90           Dallas

1890-93           Schenevus

1893-98           Jermyn

1898-99           Plains

1899-00           Taylor

1900-02           Peckville

 

Note:  Francis Gendall is the uncle of William L. Gendall (1874-1958) of the Evangelical Church.  A brief biography of Francis Gendall appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 186.


 

GERE, PAUL W.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Mary _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1960    license, Northern NY Conference: recommended by Binghamton Tabernacle

1966    ordained deacon

1968    ordained elder

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

1958-62           Hartwick

1962                transfer to Central New York Conference

1962-65           ?

1965-66           North Shore Parish, Northern New York Conference

1966                transfer to Northern New York Conference

1966-67           North Shore Parish

1967-68           associate, Endwell, Wyoming Conference

1968                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1968-69           associate, Endwell     

1969-71           Great Bend

1971-72           Scranton Simpson

1972-80           Scranton Team Ministry

1981-89           chaplain, United Churches

1989                retired

                            1989-10  Lackawanna Prison Ministries

    2010        transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change


 

GERMON, WILLIAM SPEAKE

 

Born: 12-13-1869  MD                                               married: Elsie Irene _____

Died: 12-14-1922  Gibson PA                                    obit:

 

1892    exhorter’s license

1893    local preacher’s license

1893    admitted on trial, Southern California Conference

1896    ordained deacon

1902    ordained elder

 

Interment: Gaithersburg MD

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1923,133

 

1892-94           San Miguel and Addelaide (beginning 11/29/1892)

1894-96           Santa Barbara East Side

1896-97           Creston and Shandon

1897-98           student

                             Hagerstown MD Washington Square

1898-00           on leave

                             1898-00  Gaithersburg MD  (beginning 3/1898)

1900-01           Pasadena Lamanda Park

1901-03           Tehachapi and Cumings Valley

1903                transfer to Illinois Conference

1903-04           Bath and Kilbourne

1904-07           Greenfield circuit

1907-08           Morrisville-Shiloh

1908-10           Cowden

1910-11           Quincy Grace

1911                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1911-13           Lake Como

1913-15           Clifford

1915-17           West Nicholson

1917-19           Orson

1919-21           Sterling

1921-22           Gibson

 


 

GERMOND, ROBERT E.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Peg _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1954    license, Wyoming Conference

1955    ordained deacon

1957    ordained elder

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

1954-58           Beach Lake

1958-60           Peckville

1960-65           Trucksville

1965-69           Union Center

1969-72           Forty Fort

1972-77           Oneonta First

1977-82           superintendent, Binghamton District

1982-86           conference administrator

1986-94           Chenango Bridge

1994                retired

    2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

GIBBS, FRANK F.

 

Born: 7-5-1870  Maplewood PA                                married: Clara L. Conrad

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1902    local preacher’s license, Scranton Elm Park

1903    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1902-03           Gouldsboro

1903-07           Bethany

1907-09           Lake Como

1909                transfer to Minnesota Northern Conference, page 77

1909                transfer to Colorado Conference (as per General Minutes for Northern Minnesota)

1910                transfer to Colorado Conference (as per General Minutes for Colorado)

1910-11           Holly

1911-12           Center

1912-17           ?

1916-17           Victor

1917-20           ?

1920-21           Florence

1921-25           ?

1925-26           Clifton

1926-28           ?

1928                withdrew

Note: A biographical sketch of Frank F. Gibbs appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 326. 


 

GIDDINGS, CHARLES W.     

 

Born: 5-10-1810                                                          married: Clarissa _____

Died: 12-28-1879                                                        obit: Nebraska Conference 1881, 24

 

1832    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Nebraska Conference 1880, 24

 

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-64           Honesdale

1854-55           Wyoming

1855-56           Hawley

1856-58           superintendent, Honesdale District

1858-65           on leave

                            1858-59  Honesdale

                            1859-60  Nebraska Territory

1861                located

 

Note: The Nebraska State Historical Society notes that “Regular Methodist services were begun in Southeastern Nebraska in 1858, conducted by G.L. Griffing, Gabriel Westfall and G.W. [sic] Giddings” – three pastors of the Wyoming Conference.


 

GIFFIN, CHARLES MORTIMER

 

Born: 10-4-1841  near Cincinnati OH                        married: Arabella Lampley

Died: 4-20-1909                                                          obit: New Jersey Conference 1930, 311

 

1862    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: New York East Conference 1953, 492

 

1862-64           Mainville Circuit

1864-65           Cincinnati Mear's Chapel

1865-67           Mount Washington

1867-68           on leave

1868-69           transfer to New York East Conference

1868-70           Brooklyn Seventh Avenue

1870-73           New Haven CT

1873-76           Brooklyn Nostrand Avenue

1876-77           Brooklyn First Place

1877-86           Baltimore St. John's Independent Methodist Church

1885                transfer to Kentucky Conference

1885-89           Covington Union Church, Covington

1889                transfer to New York East Conference

1889-94           Brooklyn Grace

1894-96           Mount Vernon First Church

1896                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1896-04           Scranton Elm Park Church

 

Note: Charles M. Giffin is the father of Mortimer P. Giffin (?-1952) and William Gill Giffin (1875-1939), both of the New York East Conference.  A biographical sketch of Charles M. Giffin appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 327.


 

GILES, DWIGHT E. SR.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Josephine _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1959    license, Wyoming Conference: recommended by Pleasant Mount

1967    ordained deacon

1970    ordained elder

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

1959-62           Montdale (beginning 5/24/1959)

1962-66           Newton

1966-70           student, Asbury Theological Seminary

1970-78           Beach Lake

1978-85           Sidney

1985-90           Union Center

1990                retired

                            1992       Waymart (1/16 – 6/30)

                            1993-95  Brown’s View, Western NC Conference (9/1/1993 – 5/31/1995)

                            1995-10  Fruitland, Western NC Conference

    2010       transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

GILES, EDWIN C. III

 

Born:                                                                           married: Chris _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2008    license, recommended by Prompton Community

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

2003-05           Union Dale (beginning 11/2003)

2005-08           Pleasant Mount (ending 10/2008)

2008-10           Prompton Community (beginning 10/2008)

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Edwin C. Giles served as a local preacher.

 


GILL, RICHARD CHAPPELL

 

Born: 11-14-1841  Yorkshire, England                      married: Elizabeth Temperton

Died: 7-24-1905  West Butterwick, England             obit: Wyoming Conference 1890, 87

 

1874    admitted on trial

 

Interment: West Butterwick, England

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1906, 108

 

1874-76           Beach Lake

1876-78           Lehman

1878-81           Stoddartsville

1881-84           Decatur

1884-87           Hartwick

1887-90           McClure

1890-92           East Worcester

1892                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Richard C. Gill appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 327.


 

GILPIN, NATHAN R.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Ruth Ann _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1994    license

 

Interment: 
Obit:


1994-05           LaAnna (beginning 10/1/1994 and ending 10/1/2005)

 

Note: Nathan R. Gilpen served as a local preacher.


 

GLOVER, DIANNE H. – see BENTLEY, DIANNE H.

 


 

GLOVER, VAUGHN C. JR.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Traci _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

recommended by Chenango Bridge

1975    ordained deacon

1979    ordained elder

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

1975-76           student

1976-79           Gouldsboro

1979-83           Endicott St. Paul’s

1983-01           Wyalusing

2001

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change


 


 

GODSHALL, MOSES S.

 

Born: 11-27-1862  Souderton PA                               married: Amanda Shelley

Died: 1-29-1944  Waverly PA                                    obit: Wyoming Conference 1933, 166

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Sarah Cramer

1886    exhorter’s license, Lahaska                             obit2:

1886    local preacher’s license

1890    admitted on trial

1890    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Waverly PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1944, 843

 

1889-90           Philadelphia Mount Olivet, Philadelphia Conference

1890-91           New Berlin NY

1891-93           Lisle

1893-97           Guilford

1897-99           Windsor

1899-04           Waverly PA

1904-06           Waverly NY

1906-12           Binghamton High Street

1912-16           Scranton Asbury

1916-22           Carbondale

1922-28           superintendent, Oneonta District

1928                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Moses S. Godshall appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 328.


 

GOMMER, CHARLES F. JR.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Viola _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1958    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference: recommended by Ashley

1958    ordained deacon

1961    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1958-59                      student, New York Theological Seminary

1959-61                      Huntville

1961-65           Avoca

1965-70           Trucksville

1970-84           Kingston Church of Christ Uniting

1984-90           superintendent, Wilkes-Barre District

1990-95           conference council director

1995-98           Endwell 

1998                retired

    2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change


 

GOMMER, CRAIG C.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Patty _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1998    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference: recommended by Rutherford Christ

2002    ordained deacon

2005    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1998-99           student, Drew Theological Seminary

                            1998-99 Congers  , Northern New Jersey Conference

1999-02           Plains

2002-07           Deposit 

2007-10           Tunkhannock

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change


 

GOODELL, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Joan _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1965    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

1965    ordained deacon

1976    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1965-68           student

1968                transfer to Central Illinois Conference

1968-71           Wesley Foundation

1971-76           student

1976                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1976-80           Bainbridge 

1980-99           associate, Vestal 

1988-95           Fairview         

1995-03           Windsor 

2003                retired

    2010  charter member of Upper New York Conference

 


 

GOODRICH, JOHN N.

 

Born: 10-13-1861  Orwell VT                                    married: Ida Belle Parker

Died:                                                                           obit:

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Ella G. Stewart [10/14/1924]

1890    admitted on trial, Troy Conference                obit2:

1902    ordained, Episcopal Church                            married3: Mrs. Martha J. Wilson [September 1925]

                                                                                    obit3:

Interment:

Obit:

 

1880                local preacher

1890-91           Rural Grove

1891-92           Clarksville and Reidsville

1892-93           Berlin

1893-95           Johnsburg

1895-96           Jay

1896-97           Jay and Wilmington

1897-99           West Chazy    

1899-00           Elizabethtown (did not complete second year, listed in 1901 as withdrawn)

1900                “transfer” to Episcopal Church

1902-03           Harpursville and Afton (beginning 7/1/1902 and ending 4/1/1903)

1903                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1903-04           Endicott

1904-05           Center Moreland

1905-06           assistant, Wilkes-Barre First

1906-07           on leave

1907                withdrew, page 75

                        transfer” to Episcopal Church

                        Diocese of Central New York (ending 3/20/1914)

1915                transfer Diocese of Western Michigan in Michigan

1918                transfer to Diocese of Michigan

1918-19           East Tawas Christ, Au Sable St. John’s and Taft-Whittemore (ending 4/14/1919)

1919                Standish Grace and Gladwin St. Paul’s (beginning 4/14/1919 and ending 12/30/1919)

1920                resigned; suspended for 6 months “in accordance with the canon”

                        Diocese of Michigan (beginning 10/3/1920)

Note: Mrs. Goodrich is the daughter of Nelson C. Parker (1823-1913) of the Troy Conference.  A biographical sketch of John N. Goodrich appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 329.  John N. Goodrich, faced with accusations from two very angry wives, was arrested in Buffalo NY in January 1926 on a charge of bigamy and sentenced to nine months in prison.  Those news accounts give his birth place as Rutland VT and suggest a birth year of 1871, which appear to be incorrect.  It is not clear whether the second Mrs. Goodrich was “Miss” or “Mrs.” Ella G. Stewart.


 

GOODWIN, GEORGE F.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Eleanor _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1953    admitted on trial, New York East Conference: recommended by Washington Park

1957    ordained deacon

1961    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1955-58           student, Drew Theological Seminary

                          1957-58  assistant, Scranton Elm Park

1958                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1958-59           associate, Scranton Elm Park

1959-62           Chinchilla

1962-67           Wilkes-Barre Central

1967-71           executive secretary, Board of Education

1971-77           superintendent, Scranton District

1977-86           Oneonta First

1986-88           Norwich 

1988-93           Clarks Green

1993-94           Endicott Central

1994-95           Newark Valley 

1995                retired

    2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change


 

GOODWIN. JOHN E.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Patrice _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          admitted on trial

?          ordained deacon

1988    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1982-88           Gibson

1988-92           Lake Ariel

1992-94           Otego 

1994-01           McClure 

2001-04           Ashley Centenary

2004-09           Scranton Court Street

2009-10           serving in Troy Conference

2010                transfer to New England Conference


 

GOODWIN, PATRICE H.

 

Born:                                                                           married: John E. Goodwin

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

?          ordained deacon

1997    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1987-88           Stevens Point   (beginning 1/1/1987)

1988-92           Cortez

1992-94           Davenport 

1994-01           Harpursville 

2001-05           Wilkes-Barre Albright – Parrish Street

2005-09           Wilkes-Barre Albright

2009-10           serving in Troy Conference

2010                transfer to New England Conference


 

GORHAM, BARLOW WEED

 

Born: 6-15-1814                                                          married: Olivia Holcomb

Died: 9-11-1889                                                          obit:

 

1836    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Northwest Iowa Conference 1889, 35

 

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-53           Binghamton Henry Street

1853-54           tract agent

1864-55           (not listed)

1855-56           Binghamton Court Street

1856-58           Owego

1858-60           Scranton

1860-61           Binghamton Court Street

1861                located

 

Note: Barlow W. Gorham is the father of Helen M. Gorham Baldwin, wife of missionary Stephen L. Baldwin (1835-1902) of the Newark Conference.


 

GORISSE, GUSTAVE

 

Born: 6-16-1860  Belford, France                              married: Anna V. Brindley

Died:                                                                           obit: Newark Conference 1934, 207

 

1898    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Newark Conference 1934, 200

 

1898-01           Rush

1901-04           Gibson

1904-05           West Nicholson

1905-07           Falls

1907                transfer to Newatk Conference, page 74

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Gustave Gorisse appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 332.


 

GORMAN, DANIEL

 

Born: 4-10-1795                                                          married: Catherine _____

Died: 1-7-1873                                                            obit: [1795 – 6/23/1864]

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment: Old Cemetery, Hamlin PA

Obit:

 

1854-55           Beach Pond

 

Note: Daniel Gorman served as a local preacher and was an charter trustee of the 1859 South Sterling church.


 

GRANGER, GORDON L.

 

Born: 9-2-1876  Lamont NY                                      married: Ida Hanegan

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1897    local preacher’s license

1901    admitted on trial, Dakota Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1898-00           Blunt SD

1900-01           Coleman SD

1901-02           transfer to Dakota Conference

1902                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1902-04           Tioga Center

1904                transfer to Dakota Conference

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Gordon L. Granger appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 329.

 


 

GRECCO, ANTHONY A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2005-10           LaAnna (beginning 10/2/2005)

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Anthony A. Grecco served as a local preacher.


 

GREEN, BARBARA T.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Paul Green

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1990    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1990-92           Brookvale   (beginning (10/1/1990)

1992-96           Brookvale   – West Chenango 

1996-98           Choconut Center   – West Chenango 

1998-01           not appointed

2001-02           Campville   (beginning 8/6/2001)

2002-04           associate, Enwell 

2004-06           Sanitaria Springs   – Port Crane 

2006-10           Sidney 

 

Note: Barbara T. Green served as a local preacher.


 

GREEN, SAMUEL

 

Born: 1831                                                                  married: Amanda N. Dwight

Died: 1915  Schenevus NY                                        obit:

 

?          local preacher’s license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: Samuel Green is the father of L. Anna Green MacDonald, wife of David L. MacDonald.  Samuel Green lived in Binghamton NY served as a local pastor.


 

GREENE, HIRAM ASHLEY

 

Born: 4-29-1861  Greenfield NY                               married: Mattie O. Phillips

Died: 4-13-1919                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1892, 98

                                                                                    married2: Ella S. Johnsbee

                                                                                    obit2: Wyoming Conference 1945, 174

?          exhorter’s license, Binghamton Chenango Street

?          local preacher’s license, Binghamton Chenango Street

1890    admitted on trial

 

Interment: God’s Acre, Greenfield NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1919, 144

 

1890-91           Harford

1891-93           Osborne Hollow and Port Cane

1893-94           Sanitaria Springs

1894-98           Hartwick and Mount Vision

1898-00           Worcester

1900-01           conference evangelist

1901-02           Lackawanna

1902-04           Courtdale and Larksville

1904-09           on leave

1909                retired

                             1916-18  Harford PA

                             1918-19  Waverly PA

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Hiram A. Greene appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 330.


 

GREENFIELD, GEORGE

                                  

Born: 5-10-1839  Philadelphia PA                              married: Mary A. Heller
Died: 12-1-1895  Philadelphia PA                              obit: Wyoming Conference 1914, 117

 

1857    local preacher’s license, Philadelphia Conference

1866    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: North Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1896, 95

 

1858-65           local preacher, Philadelphia Conference

1865-66           Lehman, Wyoming Conference

1866                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1887                on leave for health reasons

1866-67           Lehman

1867-69           Northmoreland

1869-70           Nicholson

1870-73           Auburn

1873-74           Orwell

1874-77           Skinner’s Eddy

1877-80           Meshoppen

1880-83           Parsona

1883-86           Forty Fort

1886-87           Wanamie

1887                on leave for health reasons

                             Mount Olive mission, Philadelphia Conference

                             New Providence, Philadelphia Conference

 

Note:  George Greenfield is the father of George H. Greenfield (1873-?) of the California Conference – and later a long-time Presbyterian clergyman at Elko NV, followed by ministerial service in the First Congregational Church at Santa Barbara CA.  A brief biography of George Greenfield appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 187.

 


 

GREGG, ALBERT B.

 

Born: 1-4-1825  Augusta NY                                     married: Susan S. White

Died: 3-31-1878  Rome NY                                       obit: Central New York Conference 1903, 120

 

1856    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Central New York Conference 1878, 72

 

1854-55           Whitney Point, Wyoming Conference

1855-56           Lisle

1856-58           Fleming

1858-60           Moravia

1860-62           Port Byron

1862-63           Newfield

1863-65           Union Springs

1865-67           Utica State Street

1867                on leave

1867-69           agent, removal of Genesee College

1869-72           superintendent, Herkimer District

1872                transfer to Northern New York Conference by boundary change

1872-73           superintendent, Herkimer District                 

1873                transfer to Central New York Conference

1873-76           Jordan

1876-78           Baldwinsville


 

GREGORY, AMY B.

 

Born:                                                                           married: William Phillips

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1996    admitted on trial

1996    ordained deacon

2001    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1996-97           student

1997-99           ministry coordinator, NYC Park Avenue Christian Church

1999-02           ministry coordinator NYC St Paul’s & St. Andrew’s

2002-07           NYC East Avenue, New York Conference

2007-09           on leave

2009-10           Greene – Smithville Center 

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference


 

GREIG-ANDERSON, NOLA

 

Born:                                                                           married: Andy Anderson

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          admitted on trial

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2003-07           Davenport  and  West Davenport 

2007-10           Johnson City   Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial

 

Note: Nola Greig-Anderson is a member of the Methodist Church of the Caribbean and The Americas.


 

GRIDLEY, DELOS H.

 

Born: 2-28-1862  Middleburg NY                              married: Ruth Anna West

Died: 11-30-1943                                                        obit: Newark Conference 1952, 164

 

1898    admitted on trial

1898    ordained deacon

1900    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Newark Conference 1944, 581

 

1898-00           Speedsville

1901-03           Orwell

1903                transfer to Newark Conference

1903-04           Middle Smithfield PA

1904-07           Vernon

1907-10           Midvale

1910-13           Blairstown

1913-17           Patterson Simpson

1917-19           Jersey City Palisade

1919-21           Prince Bay NY St. Mark’s

1921-24           Bernardsville

 

Note: Delos H. Gridley was a teacher, farmer and beekeeper before graduating from Drew Theological Seminary in 1898 and entering the ministry.


 

GRIFFETH, CHARLES MILTON

 

Born: 6-6-1886                                                            married: Edith May Pooley

Died: 4-29-1954                                                          obit: Peninsula Conference 1945, 170

 

1912    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Peninsula Conference 1954, 598

 

1912-13           Maple Grove

1913-15           Centermoreland

1915-16           Rush

1916-19           Glen Lyon

1919                transfer to New Jersey Conference, page 34

 


 

GRIFFIN, AUSTIN

 

Born: 2-1-1836  Westford NY                                   married: Rosalia O. LaMoure

Died: 11-25-1916                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1929, 142

 

1860    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1917, 107

 

1860-62           Schuyler's Lake

1862-64           Laurens

1864-66           Otsego

1866-69           Hartwick

1869-70           Milford

1870-72           Oneonta

1872-75           Carbondale

1875-78           Binghamton Centenary

1878-81           West Pittston

1881-85           superintendent, Wyoming District

1885-87           Kingston

1887-91           Wilkes-Barre Central

1891-94           Binghamton Tabernacle

1894-97           financial agent, Preacher's Aid Society

1897-98           superintendent, Oneonta District

1898-04           superintendent, Wyoming District

1904-10           superintendent, Oneonta District

1910-12           corresponding secretary, Preachers’ Aid Society

1912                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Austin Griffin appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 331.


 

GRIFFING, GEORGE LANE

 

Born: 11-3-1825  Wayne County PA                         married: Achsah Andrews [11/18/1845]

Died: 8-17-1886  Clear Creek NE                              obit: [9/12/1826 – 10/24/1857]

                                                                                    married2: Harriet Sarah Smith [12/29/1858]

1853    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference        obit2: [19/27/1834 – 1/18/1880]

1855    ordained deacon                                             married3: Sarah Buck [9/15/1880]

1857    ordained elder                                                 obit3:

                                                                                    married4: Lydia Ross [5/26/1883]

Interment:                                                                   obit4: [3/12/1833 – 10/21/1898]

Obit: Nebraska Conference 1886, 32

 

1853-54           Cherry Ridge

1854-55           Nicholson

1855-57           Lehman

1857-59           on leave

                             1857-59  Canaan (part of the time; part of the time in Nebraska)

1859                located

                            1859-60  Nebraska Territory

 

Note: George Lane Griffing is the son of William Martin Griffing (1783–c1864), reported to be a “lay minister” in the Methodist Episcopal Church.  The Nebraska State Historical Society notes that “Regular Methodist services were begun in Southeastern Nebraska in 1858, conducted by G.L. Griffing, Gabriel Westfall and G.W. Giddings” – three pastors of the Wyoming Conference.  The third Mrs. Griffing was the widow of a Mr. Hull.  The fourth Mrs. Griffing was the widow of George’s brother, Joseph L. Griffing (1827-1881).


 

GRIFFITH, M. NELSON

 

Born:                                                                           married: Myrtle _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1970    license, Central New York Conference

1979    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1970-77           Hicks

1977                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1977-79           Litchfield

1979                retired

                             1979-81  Barton – Lockwood

 

Note: M. Nelson Griffith served as a local preacher.


 

GRIMES, JOHN M.

                                  

Born: 11-90-1812  Candor NY                                   married: Rachel C. Taylor
Died: 10-16-1891  Candor NY                                   obit: Wyoming Conference 1888,93

 

1837    exhorter’s license

1844    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Flemingville Methodist Cemetery, Flemingville NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1892, 65

 

1844-45           Lisle

1845-47           South Danby

1847-49           Cayuga

1849-51           Speedsville

1851-52           Union

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-53           Union

1853-55           Broome

1855-57           Liberty

1857-58           Chenango Forks

1858-59           Caroline

1859-61           Conklin

1861-63           Shepherd’s Creek

1863-65           Tioga

1865-67           Van Ettenville

1867-68           Sheshequin

1868-70           Vestal

1870-71           Campville

1871-72           Harford

1872-88           on leave, supply

1888                retired

 

Note:  A brief biography of John M. Grimes appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 188.


 

GUMAER LEON CORNELIUS

 

Born: 4-9-1937  Benton Township PA                       married: Astrid Nilsen [1958]

Died: 5-20-2001                                                          obit: [b. 1938]

 

1967    license

1978    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Clifford Cemetery, Clifford PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2001, 191

 

1967-71           Marathon

1971-75           Sanataria Springs

1975-78           Slocum

1978-82           Warren Center

1982-89           Milford (ending 10/31/1989)

1989-93           Old Forge Stewart Memorial (beginning 11/1/1989)

1993-95           Equinunk (ending 1/31/1995)

1995                on leave (beginning 2/1/1995)